Patricia Ann Neal Petrie, 84, Gallipolis, Ohio passed away peacefully at her residence Thursday, July 4, 2019. The daughter of the late Roy W. and Eleanor J. (Northup) Neal, she was born March 15, 1935 in Gallipolis, Ohio. A 1953 graduate of Anchorage High School, Anchorage, Alaska, she married Darwin Petrie, June 11, 1951, who preceded her in death in October 1991.
Patricia began working for the Holzer Hospital in 1953 as a medical secretary and retired January 1, 2000 as a manager of the Holzer Clinic. With Darwin, she formerly owned and operated The Jumbo restaurants. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Gallipolis, as well as the Holzer Clinic Retirees and Abigail Circle. She loved her family, books, and her cats.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children: Susan (Richard) Haft, Gallipolis, Ohio; Sandra (Dwayne) Forgey, Bidwell, Ohio, and Steven Petrie, Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren: Joel (Sara) Banks, Athens, Ohio; Christian Forgey, Bidwell, Ohio; Jenna (Cory) Bigham, Gallipolis, and Savannah Forgey, Lubbock, Texas; four great-grandchildren and another to arrive in August, 2019. Also surviving are brothers-in-law, Jack H. Russell, formerly of Gallipolis, and Daniel Polcyn, Sr., Oak Hill, Ohio.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister, Debra Neal Polcyn and aunt, Eva Northup.
The family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation to Holzer Hospice for their care of Patricia.
Visitation services will be conducted Monday, July 8, 2019 in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, 420 First Ave, Gallipolis, Ohio where friends may call 5:00-8:00 PM. Private Graveside services will be conducted in the Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donation consideration to: The Friends of Gallia County’s Animals P O Box 252 Rio Grande, OH 45674
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The Friends of Gallia County's Animals
P O Box 252, Rio Grande OH 45674